PETITION CLOSED

UPDATE: Police failed to file charges in this case following a necropsy, and a claim by Lady’s caretakers that she was already dead when she was dumped in a caged in the frozen woods. It is unclear why a bowl of food was left in the cage, as well.

The Marion-Grant County Humane Society expressed their sorrow:

“The results of the necropsy has been a huge disappointment to all of us. We want everyone to know that when the appointment was made to take Lady to Purdue, Purdue was well aware of the reason we were requesting the necropsy on Lady and the circumstances surrounding her death. Never did Purdue make anyone aware of the fact that hypothermia could not be determined as a cause of death in an animal.
Most of us believe that Lady was put in that cage alive and froze to death, nothing is going to change that but it can’t be proven, therefore, no charges will be filed. Once again an animal pays with their life at the hands of a cruel, malicious human.
We are so sorry Lady.”


 

UPDATE: Police failed to file charges in this case following a necropsy, and a claim by Lady’s caretakers that she was already dead when she was dumped in a caged in the frozen woods. It is unclear why a bowl of food was left in the cage, as well.

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Lady, a beautiful brown pit bull mix, never stood a chance against the frigid temperatures in Marion, Indiana, where someone locked her in a cage and abandoned her in the woods by the river. By the time Lady was found, she had frozen to death.

“As soon as I lifted the blanket, what I saw broke my heart; I started crying," said Michael Edwards, who discovered the cage containing Lady's body, a blanket and a bowl of food. "I set the blanket back down and had to walk away for a minute," he said.

“[The dog] couldn’t get out of the cage; all it could do was stand there and freeze to death,” said Brenda Volmer, President of Marion/Grant County Humane Society. “I can’t imagine the hell that dog went through."

Lady is undergoing a necropsy, and while possible suspects have been identified, no arrests have been made yet.

Sign this petition urging the Marion Chief of Police to treat this incident with the severity it deserves, and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law -- including barring whoever committed this heinous crime from ever going near an animal again. No dog should have to suffer the way poor Lady did.



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